Tag: Rwanda

How COVID-19 has dampened interest in Uganda’s oil blocks

Uganda launched its second licensing round for five blocks in the oil-rich Albertine Graben last year, however, it ended the last round of the bid with only six companies

All female taxi hailing service making headway into Ugandan market

In Uganda, an all-female taxi-hailing company has penetrated the market with the aim of creating employment for women who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gillian Kobusingye, Founder of Diva Taxi joins CNBC Africa for more.

RHT Holding, Tondeka Metro partner to deliver smart mobility in Uganda

Mauritian company RHT Holding and Uganda’s Tondeka Metro Company have signed an agreement to bring state-of-the-art technology and fleet management support that is expected to transform public transport in Kampala over the next three years. Dr. Sidharth Sharma, CEO of RHT Holding Group joins CNBC Africa for more on enhancing mobility on the continent.

Ugandan court suspends ruling banning cross-border lending

A ruling that that banned foreign banks from participating in syndicated loans in the Ugandan banking sector was suspended last week by the country's High Court. Rama Omonya, Advocate and Political Analyst in Uganda joins CNBC Africa for more.

How the Start-up Bill impacts Kenya’s SME ecosystem

Last month, Kenya published a start-up bill that aims to improve the start-up ecosystem by facilitating access to capital, lowering barriers to entry into market, among others. Victor Otieno, Managing Director at Viffa Consult shares updates and further insights into how it’ll shape the SME ecosystem.

Health Minister Ngamije on Rwanda’s plan to tackle non-communicable diseases

Yesterday at the World Health Summit, Rwanda presented the country's five-year strategy to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases, in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3.

How viable is the sharing economy in Rwanda?

The sharing economy has been a success story in many parts of the world with the likes of Uber and Airbnb among the frontrunners.

How the gaming industry is creating a positive social impact across African communities

The global video game industry is expanding, expected to reach $95.4 billion in revenue by 2022 and account for half of all video game sales. CNBC Africa spoke with Jay Shapiro, Founder and CEO of Usiku Games on how the continent is contributing to the growth trends and creating positive social impacts in communities.
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